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ill-equipped

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishill-equippedˌill-eˈquipped adjective  CAN'Tnot having the necessary equipment or skills for a particular situation or activityill-equipped to do something The rebels were ill-equipped to cope with Western weapons and forces.ill-equipped for Their army is ill-equipped for modern warfare.
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ill-equippedHis crew sawed off the protruding bar before taking him to an ill-equipped doctor.They are similarly ill-equipped to deal with lions.These rural hospitals are ill-equipped to handle such emergencies.Libraries might be ill-equipped to handle the deposit of records in electronic form, but its deposit should be encouraged.She was frigid and strait-laced and therefore somewhat ill-equipped to keep me on the straight and narrow.If he was surprised by the grubbiness of the ill-equipped Vicarage kitchen he concealed it.He referred to the frequent complaints from industry that new recruits from school were ill-equipped with basic skills.ill-equipped to do somethingThe victory was not difficult; the rebels were ill-equipped to cope with Western weapons and forces.Staff were unsupervised, untrained and ill-equipped to deal with fire.They are similarly ill-equipped to deal with lions.Black kids go to school ill-equipped to do well and, of course, the majority do not do well academically.Libraries might be ill-equipped to handle the deposit of records in electronic form, but its deposit should be encouraged.She was frigid and strait-laced and therefore somewhat ill-equipped to keep me on the straight and narrow.Consequently most white families are ill-equipped to provide the environment to prepare the black child for the tremendous task ahead.
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